Monthly Archives

March 2016

Amtrak Advancing Wi-Fi Technology

| March 31, 2016

Amtrak is expanding availability of its cellular-based Wi-Fi service, AmtrakConnect, as well as advancing new wireless technology on board trains that will lead to overall improvements in Wi-Fi reliability and performance across Amtrak’s national network.

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Facade Restoration Work on Philadelphia 30th Street Station Set to Begin

| March 30, 2016

Amtrak plans to continue work this spring to restore the facade of Philadelphia 30th Street Station to its former glory. This project is one of several upgrades at the transportation hub completed or now underway to improve the passenger experience, tend to the long-term infrastructure needs of the nearly 100 year-old building and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility.

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Amtrak Advances Washington Union Station 2nd Century Plan

| March 28, 2016

Amtrak is advancing a near-term comprehensive renovation of Washington Union Station’s intercity and commuter rail concourse, which will add approximately 20,000 square feet of new passenger space – nearly doubling the concourse’s current capacity. Design is underway to upgrade passenger amenities including new restrooms, boarding gates, seating and a ClubAcela lounge. The design will also include new architectural features and natural light elements to enliven the space for travelers. The result will be a vastly reconfigured, modernized and unified concourse that will improve the passenger experience by providing better accessibility, circulation, wayfinding and multimodal connectivity.

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Savings 101: Students Save 15 Percent on Amtrak

| March 21, 2016

Students ages 17-25 can now enjoy 15 percent off the lowest available value fares all year long with the launch of the Amtrak student discount, effective immediately. To take advantage of the discount, students must book travel three days in advance, exclusively on Amtrak.com, and present valid photo identification on board the train.

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